Passer Angelfish. Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) Item: CN- . Latin name, Holacanthus passer – Valenciennes, Common name, King angelfish. Family, Pomacanthidae – Holacanthus. Origin, East Pacific, Central/ West. Fish guide for Passer Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, King Angelfish facts, information, description and pictures, Passer Angelfish care, diet and compatibility.

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If you have carnivorous fish housed with this angelfish, feed the tank with vegetable based foods first to give the angelfish their fill. This is also true of the Pomacanthus genus of angelfish, as an example see the French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru. Any other angels should not be the same size, nor have a similar color or body shape. The only exception is the Rock Beauty Angelfish Holacanthus tricolorwhich adapts poorly and will often starve to death.

King Angelfish – Quick Aquarium Care. Enter a Saltwater Aquarium. Others are Passer Angelfish which is holacanghus of the scientific name and Whitebanded Angelfish which describes the vertical curved thin bar on each side of the body.

Moderate vulnerability 35 of King angelfish Holacanthus passer.

The only time action may be needed is if they were on the mouth area of the fish, preventing it from eating for a prolonged period of time. They are not reef-safe, but some of this species can, with a little care, be kept in a coral aquarium. Then when meaty foods are added the angelfish will be pretty full and will not consume high levels of meaty foods.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. The demands of the individual species can vary widely. This angelfish can live for 20 or more years in captivity with good care. Aquarium Setup The three basic needs are a large tank, plenty of live rock with algae growing on it, and proper foods.


It is sometimes successful is you choose to add 2 differently sized King Angelfish in a tank of at least gallons l. They are not particularly picky about salinity or pHso long as these are kept stable and the water quality high.

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If you see multiple errors on the page for this species, please report these in separate forms by clicking on this button again after submitting this form. The Holacanthus angelfish require very large aquariums ranging from gallons to well over gallons, and they pasxer a specialized diet that needs to include sponge material. The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California.

It is odd, but pzsser angelfish, if their growth is stunted by a small tank, will result in their death! No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates.

Holacanthus passer – Wikipedia

The pair both quiver and swim in spirals toward the surface of the water, then will simultaneously release their gametes. Thank you for highlighting this error. These eggs then drift in the water column for about 20 hours, at which point they hatch. The King Angel is smaller. King angelfish primarily inhabit paxser middle and bottom of the water column of rocky tropical reefs, [1] including in the larger crevices between rocks, and juveniles can occasionally be found in tide pools.

They have between 18 and 20 rays in their dorsal fin and each of their pectoral fins, and 17 to 19 in their anal fin. The King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, has various color morphs from juvenile to adult. Its tankmates need to be equally aggressive and fast moving. The King Angelfish is found on the the west side of this land bridge in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Queen Angelfish is paxser on the east side in the Western Atlantic.


You may also supplement their diet with a very small amount of meaty fare such as brine and mysis shrimps, along with finely chopped marine flesh. Cleaning behavior has been observed in juveniles.

All adults consume various types of algae, sponges and to a lesser degree invertebrate eggs, cnidarians, and zooplankton. Like other angelfish that are exposed to the sunlight at shallower depths, the King Angelfish will need a good spectrum lighting for its health, or at least sunshine on the tank for part of the day.

Their organs will grown to proper size, but if the body does not make it to the correct length, these organs are in essence are crushed, leading to death in about a year or so. Like other species of Holacanthus they feed mostly on sponges, algae, plankton, and other invertebrates, but both juveniles and adults also perform cleaning services. Angelfish Pomacanthidae are known as some of the most colourful and impressive fish on the reef.

Juveniles mostly eat algae and are cleaners of larger fish like snappers, groupers, grunts, and goatfish. Two King Angelfish can be added to a tank well over well over gallons l as long as there are plenty of hiding places. The King Angelfish is a grazer, so plenty of live rock with natural macro algae growing on the surface is very important for their health with a small amount of meaty foods.